There once lived a kind woman on a mountain. One fine morning the woman was strolling along the mountain path. On her way, she saw a shiny stone in a stream. It was a beautiful stone, so she took it with her.

After a few days a traveler was walking along the same path when he felt very weak and exhausted. The woman noticed the traveler and offered him food and a shelter in her modest hut for a night.

The next day when the man was getting ready to continue his journey, he noticed a shiny little stone in a drawer. At once he knew that the stone was very rare and precious. The traveler offered to buy the stone from the woman, but the woman told him that he could have it for free without any hesitation.

The man then thanked the woman and left rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth a fortune to give him security for a lifetime.

After a few days, the traveler came back to the women, returned the stone, and said, “I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back to you in hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give this precious stone to me.”

“A beautiful heart can bring things into your life that all the money in the world can’t obtain.”  Dau Voire